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Volatility Views

Volatility Views is the premier radio program for volatility traders. From interviews with leading industry guests to detailed analysis of volatility products, this program takes you inside the world of volatility trading like never before. If you are an experienced options trader looking to expand your understanding of volatility, or if you are simply curious about VIX and other volatility products, then this is the program for you.

Oct 29, 2018

Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective.

Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week

Earnings are back with big tech names on the docket. Which of the following will be lighting up your #Options trading this week? Bonus points for your preferred strategies - e.g. call vertical, straddle, etc.

  • 28% - Microsoft $MSFT
  • 34% - Amazon $AMZN
  • 10% - Alphabet $GOOGL
  • 28% - Twitter $TWTR

Listener questions and comments:

  • Question from Cube Finance - Do we smell the distinct odor of feedback loops about to take off? #risk #volatility
  • Question from Darren Hom - VXX and the index it's based on provided a statistically significant exposure to shorting straddles. This was not the case for VIX, presumably because of volatility drag. Is it that bad that XIV is gone?
  • Question from PRGR0 - SPY or SPX better for straight vol plays like straddles?

Crystal Ball: Your prognostication headquarters

Last week:

  • Mark L. - 17.75
  • Mark S. - 16.25

This week:

  • Mark L. - 18.15
  • Mark S. - 17.25
  • Guest - 18.50